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Camp Building and Grounds Specialist 

About the Organization Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Greensboro, Vermont. Our mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  



The Camp Building and Grounds Specialist is responsible for the repair, maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of all camp facilities and grounds.


  1. Perform routine maintenance and repairs of buildings and equipment.

  2. Perform janitorial and general maintenance duties.

  3. Work with the Camp Director to order maintenance and cleaning supplies within budget, and estimate and

    execute facilities projects and maintenance within budget.

  4. Assist in maintaining the grounds at camp.

  5. Be aware of and make necessary changes to hazards found on camp grounds.

  6. Work with Head Rigger to assist with tents and technical as needed.

  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

  8. Coordinate activities with other staff in order to carry out the mission of Circus Smirkus.


  1. Self-starter and organizer

  2. Good communication skills and ability to handle competing priorities

  3. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals in all age groups, including children

  4. Ability to safely and properly use power tools and equipment

  5. Ability to perform light carpentry and painting

  6. Broad knowledge of maintenance and repair tasks

  7. Knowledge of plumbing and small engine repair is a plus


Working Conditions: work is normally conducted both indoors and outdoors, in the camp dormitories, farmhouse and grounds of camp.


Work involves standing, walking, bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, hearing and communicating effectively. Work may include occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying equipment. Work involves lifting and/or move up to 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, pails and unloading trucks. Potential use of basic power tools.

Reports To: Camp Director

Staffing Classification: Seasonal

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Department: Camp

Last Updated: 20/1/2023


SUPERVISION: Supervision is received from the Camp Director. SALARY: Base: $650/week. Room and Board included

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a seasonal position from mid-June to late August. Start date is flexible A Promise of Inclusion

Circus Smirkus celebrates all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities, particularly among our youth population. Joining Circus Smirkus - as a participant, an employee, a volunteer, or an audience member - means you belong. And to all who join, Smirkus asks for you to embrace our values and to help us create joy and magic for everyone who encounters a Smirkus program. We commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to shine- both in and out of the ring.

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